Coastal Georgia Historical Society Museums, Galleries, Exhibits, Lighthouse tower and Maritime Center Watch tower are open Mon., thru Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun., 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Last climb is at 4:30 p.m. The Maritime Museum closes from 12 noon-1 p.m. Mon.,-Sat. $10 for Adults, $5 for Ages 6-11. No admission charge for CGHS members and children under 6. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org.
Art Classes and Workshops. All media, ages, and experience levels; various times and prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.
Art Classes. All ages and levels. Various times and prices. 1413 Newcastle St. (912) 262-0628 or artdowntown.net.
Art Classes. Oils, acrylics, pottery. Weekly. 404 Northway, Darien. (912) 437-7711 or mcintoshartassociation.com.
Photography Classes. Basics, digital, iPhone, Photoshop, etc. Led by Barbara Marie Kraus. Various dates, times, prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.
Explore the beach from the edge of the dunes to the low tide. Learn about sea shells, critters living above and below the sand, pull a small seine net through the shallows and see who swims just below the surface! Step into the salt marsh, get to know the fiddler crabs, periwinkle snails, & native plants along with their incredible adaptations for survival. The marsh is easily accessible by way of the hard packed high marsh zone. Georgia Beach Walk Nature Tours for times and reservations (912) 266-2473.
Tours of Ashantilly Center! Schedule tour appointments or meetings on available times. Donations accepted for renovation. Ashantilly Center, Hwy. 99, Darien. (912) 437-4473 or (912) 230-6962 or ashantilly.org.
Multi-Media Self-Guided Tour! Extensive archive of photos, oral histories, diaries, home-movie footage of Jekyll Island Club history. Includes walking guide map, interactive multi-media device. $8 rental. Daily 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jekyll Island Museum, Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Old Village Blvd. (912) 635-4036 or jekyllisland.com.
Passport to the Century guided tram tour of 240-acre historic district, includes entry into two cottages. Adults $16, Children 6-12, $7, Free under 6. Daily. Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Old Village Blvd. (912) 635-4036 or jekyllisland.com.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays:
Nature Walks! Wildlife and nature guides explain Jekyll Island’s fascinating beach, marshes, dunes and maritime forest during year-round tours. Tidelands Nature Center, 100 Riverview Dr. (912) 635-5032 or tidelands4h.org.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays:
Brunswick Farmer’s Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, 1530 Newcastle St. 8 a.m.-dark. (912) 262-6665 or brunswickfarmersmarket.com.
Storytime Stories and craft projects for younger children. 10:30 a.m. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St. (912) 267-1212 or trrl.org.
Seaside Dance Association, Dance Instruction/Practice Social and ballroom dance. Beginners 7 p.m. Advanced 8:15 p.m. $5 members, $8 non-members. St. Simons Elementary School cafeteria, 805 Ocean Blvd. For more information, (912) 634-9527.
Adult Pottery Classes, 9-11:30 a.m. & 6-8:30 p.m. Drop-In Class $27. 6 Classes for members $130. 6 Classes for non-members $145. Clay $25 for 25 lbs. All other supplies are provided in the studio. For more information, Glynn Art, 529 Beachview Dr., ask for Debbie Craig, (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnart.org.
Visit the shops, galleries, restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick; art openings, live music, food and beverage pairing samples. 5-8 p.m. (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.
Kids Pottery Classes, 10-11:30 a.m. Drop-in class $18. 6 Classes for members $95. 6 Classes for non-members $105. Clay $13 for 12 lbs. For more information, Glynn Art, 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnart.org.
This popular family-friendly music event takes place at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. 1-7 p.m. Each month, the proceeds from Second Sunday benefit a variety of select local charitable organizations. Hundreds of music fans, families, friends–locals and visitors alike–who converge on the park armed with lawn chairs, blankets and coolers, enjoy listening to the live music. Raffle tickets are sold for door prizes contributed by area businesses. Kids can play in the inflatable bounce house and slides. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled community event!
May 1 – 31:
The Neptune Park Fun Zone is the place to putt, plunge and play on St. Simons Island. The whole family will enjoy an 18-hole miniature golf course. Open year round, the golf course offers fun for groups of any size ($7 per round, discounts available for large groups). Cool off this summer at the Neptune Park Fun Zone pool ($7/day, open during spring & summer seasons). There is something for everyone, including a wading pool and water gym for the kids, lap lanes, and zero-entry access. All areas are constantly monitored by American Red Cross-certified lifeguards. Since a day at the pool works up an appetite, enjoy refreshments from our on-site concession stand while lounging poolside under an umbrella. Kids will love our state-of-the-art playground with swings, slides and much more. There are benches alongside for parents to watch the fun. There is no admission fee for the playground. 550 Beachview Dr. (912) 279-2836 or Neptune Park Fun Zone.
May 1 – 31:
Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island, 210 South Riverview Dr., with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area. The rides and attractions at Summer Waves are super kewl! Plan your fun filled day with relaxing laps around Turtle Creek, riding the waves of the Frantic Atlantic, or high speed thrills down Pirate’s Passage. Anything you choose to do will be a splashtacular good time! (912) 635-2074 or Summer Waves Water Park.
Annual Bee Day; demonstration stations and lecture on Beekeeping at Ashantilly Center, 1.5 miles from Darien’s courthouse on GA 99. 3-5 p.m. Presented by the Glynn County Farm Bureau Beekeepers’ Committee. FREE to the public. Local beekeepers who are passionate about their bees and educating others on the importance of honey bees to our agriculture will be ready to introduce you to this vital process. Speaker Keren Giovengo is the Program Manager, EcoScapes Sustainable Landscaping, UGA Marine Extension Service, and along with her lecture, there will be booths that will have: Introduction to Beekeeping, Hive Equipment and Beekeeper Apparel, Honey Extraction, Bees Wax Products (candles and soaps), and a Honey Bee Observation Hive. (912) 437-4473 or ashantilly.org.
Coastal Youth Symphony Concert, 3 p.m. Glynn Academy Memorial Auditorium, 1001 Mansfield St. Coastal Symphony of Georgia, (912) 634-2006 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.
May 6 – 7:
BAT Across The Bridge, Motherhood OUT LOUD Written by celebrated American writers, the readings unveil the comedy & truths uniting generations. 6:30 p.m. $45 per person, includes tapas & wine. Palmer’s Village Café, 223 Mallery St. Brunswick Actors Theatre, (912) 280-0023 or brunswickactorstheatre.com.
20 Feet from Stardom. USA, 2013, directed by Morgan Neville. Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we’ve had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now. 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theater, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.
May 8 – 10:
Renew Your Shelf Spring Book Sale! Preview Sale Thurs., 3-7 p.m. Free to Guild members, $10 to join. Fri. & Sat., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Atrium, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.
A New Dimension in Art, The Ralph Hurst Collection of Sculpture opening reception. Enjoy pieces offered for the first time to the public. 4:30-7 p.m. Reservations appreciated. Exhibit runs through June 5. Left Bank Art Gallery, 3600 Frederica Rd, Suite 13. (912) 638-3017 or leftbankartgallery.com.
May 9 – 25:
Godspell, Stephen Schwartz musical featuring songs “Day by Day,” “By My Side,” & “Beautiful City.” Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. $20/Adults, $10/College students/Active Military, $5/Students. Casino Theatre, Pier Village, 530 Beachview. (912) 638-0338 or theislandplayers.com.
May 10 – 11:
Art & Craft Show! Pottery, paintings, garden art, and more! 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Postell Marketplace, Beachview Dr. (912) 262-0628 or artdowntown.net.
Coastal Youth Symphony Annual Spring Recital, 4 p.m. Reservations Required. The Cloister Clubroom, Sea Island. Coastal Symphony of Georgia, (912) 634-2006 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.
The Jekyll Island Turtle Crawl & Nest Fest is a USAT Sanctioned Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon produced by Peak Racing Team. ‘Tri” to help sea turtles by registering for the Olympic or Sprint Triathlon events or the 5K Run by clicking here. The event will take place along Beachfront Park near the new Jekyll Island Convention Center. After swimming, biking, and running along Jekyll Island’s scenic beaches, roadways, and paved bike paths, crafts and educational activities, provided by the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, will be on-site for turtle enthusiasts of all ages. Events culminate with the release of a rehabilitated sea turtle from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center! Events benefit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, 214 Stable Rd. Nest Fest activities and sea turtle release are FREE to the public. This year’s event also features the “Race for Their Survival” fundraising through Firstgiving.com. Help us continue our mission of conservation through sea turtle rehabilitation, research, and education! (877) 453-5955.
Rhythm on the River Historic Downtown Brunswick’s outdoor concert featuring, Spike at the Beach. 6-8 p.m. Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester St. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission, Adults $10, people 15 & under, FREE! (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.
Coastal Symphony of Georgia Concert, 8 p.m. Adults $35, Student $5. Glynn Academy Memorial Auditorium, 1001 Mansfield St. Coastal Symphony of Georgia, (912) 634-2006 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.
Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce 20th Annual Chamber Experience, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center, 5445 Frederica Rd. This is the Chamber’s L-A-R-G-E-S-T fundraiser! brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.
Carol’s Journey Screening of 2004 Spanish film. 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theater, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.
May 24 – 25:
The St. Simons Island Antique Show! Featuring interesting and unusual items, and other treasures from by-gone eras! Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Dr. off Mallory St. In the historic Pier Village area. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Always Free admission and parking. (912) 267-7822 or stsimonsantiques.com.
Jazz in the Park 2014! The kick off concert features The Phil Morrison Trio. Presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities for more than two decades, Jazz in the Park is one of the most popular events in the Golden Isles for residents and visitors alike, entertaining thousands with full seasons of outdoor summer concerts by the sea on select Sundays at high tide, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort. As always, guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. 7-9 p.m. Neptune Park. Tickets at the gate, $10 adults; $5 students 6-12 years old; under 6 free. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.
The Impossible Screening of 2012 UK film. 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theater, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Starry Nights at Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd. Performing with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, will be Chicago, one of the great acts of the last 50 years of music. An American band formed in 1967, Chicago is a self-described “rock and roll band with horns.” Chicago is of the longest-running and most successful rock groups in history and was inducted this year into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Table seating as well as lawn chair seating is available for an evening of musical entertainment under the stars. Gates open at 6 p.m. Concerts begin at 8:15 p.m. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org.